26. AAPI Voices – Madelene Xuan-Trang Mielke – APAICS

26. AAPI Voices – Madelene Xuan-Trang Mielke – APAICS

“Learning about people is so important.” — Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke

Guest Info:

Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke is a nationally recognized civil rights leader and a member of U.S.A Today’s Inaugural Leaders of Change. As President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Founder and Principal of Arum Group, LLC, she brings nearly 25 years of experience working in political campaigns and specializes in political/non-profit fundraising and political training. Ms. Mielke began her professional career working at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the Training Division of the Political Department and later for the Clinton/Gore Coordinated ’96 campaign as a Regional Field Director in Pennsylvania.


After returning from the ’96 campaign, Ms. Mielke worked for the Co-Executive Director at the Presidential Inaugural Committee and later on Vice President Gore’s team. Ms. Mielke started fundraising while working at the New Democrat Network PAC and she returned to her roots as the Training Director for the Ron Brown-Paul Tully Institute (BTI), the training arm of the DNC. In 2002, Ms. Mielke started her political consulting firm, specializing in fundraising and political training. Madalene has collaborated with national organizations and federal campaigns of all levels to raise millions of dollars to empower communities of color.


Madalene is a proud graduate of Tulane University, Newcomb College. She serves as a mentor through a variety of collegiate mentoring programs including the Newcomb College Institute Women to Women Mentoring Program and Georgetown University’s Politics Mentorship Program.


Favorite Quote:

“Go where your energy is reciprocated, celebrated, & appreciated.”



Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies. Production team: Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod.